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Apple Card review

With Apple Inc. starting the rollout of its brand-new Apple Card and its availability expected to reach more than 40 countries by the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to give you a brief overview of this new payment device.   What is it Apple Card …

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Video: the threat of payment apps to U.S. banks

U.S. banks are projected to lose as much as USD 43 billion in revenue if mobile payment apps become as popular in the U.S. as they are in China. This video examines how cheap and easy phone-based payments are threatening one of the banking industry’s most profitable businesses. Taking the …

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Amazon Pay launches Android P2P payments in India

Android users in India can now make instant peer-to-peer (P2P) payments via Amazon Pay through a government-backed unified payments interface (UPI) platform. The new service will also allow customers to make direct payments to local stores from their bank accounts or even to Amazon delivery associates on their doorsteps via …

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The race to digitize banking in the Asia-Pacific region

Competition in the Asia-Pacific region is intensifying between established financial institutions and the technology and e-commerce disruptors that threaten to carve up the payment solutions market. According to a report by Temenos, BigTech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple as well as major payment players like WeChat Pay, Alipay and …

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Ozon launches card for customers

Internet company Ozon has announced the launch of its own card. The MasterCard World PayPass card serves as a payment instrument as well as gives users access to a loyalty program that includes cashback (in the form of points) for purchases made anywhere in the world. The card is linked …

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Kazakhstan’s mobile finance future

Telecom companies and banks benefit from cooperation in the field of mobile finance, especially in regard to transfers and payments. In Kazakhstan, mobile finance is only at the beginning of its journey; however, there is enormous potential as mobile finance transactions amounted to KZT 65 billion last year.  Most of …

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Video: how bigtechs’ role in finance will evolve

Representatives from Business Insider, Dankse Bank, Erste Group Bank AG, Paypal, Frontier Economics and UniCredit Group discuss how bigtech companies’ roles in finance is likely to evolve in the coming years.  5 innovative Mobile Banking apps for SME customers Georgia works to balance demand for online loans with proper regulations …

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Video: are bigtechs a threat to financial services?

In this excerpt from a panel on mass automation, three CEOs discuss the impact of digital companies’ actions on the financial industry and what it means for traditional players. Infographic: WealthTech market map Infographic: banking on bots How banks can compete against an army of FinTech startups

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Is Big Tech the Future of Banking?

With a lower-than-ever-before barrier to entry, bigtechs are starting to see the financial sector as a highly-profitable way to expand their businesses and give consumers even more. In fact, there is evidence that bigtech Amazon is even considering offering a checking account service to consumers. This should be setting off …

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The future of B2B payments

Innovative FinTech companies are set to change payment processing for B2B transactions, especially as an increasing number of financial services are moved to cloud-based models that facilitate easier access to simplified business solutions. Moreover, cloud-based platforms facilitate the easy integration of multiple applications to deliver greater functionality. Moving forward, it …

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APMs for B2B payments: an increasing market

Despite convenience, speed and a better general experience, alternative payment methods (APMs) are relatively uncommon in the world of business-to-business (B2B) transactions due to B2B transactions having more complex workflows that often involve multiple parties. But the reality is that APMs can offer businesses savings in time, money and effort …

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Top B2B FinTech Companies

B2B FinTech companies don’t often get the recognition of their B2C cousins; however, they play a key role in the future of financial services and deserve some acknowledgment. That being said, our friends over at Tearsheet have created a list of the top B2B FinTech companies, broken down into 9 …

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SmartPay financial inclusion wallet launched in Vietnam

FinTech startup SmartPay has launched a financial inclusion wallet in Vietnam, targeting 25 million unbanked/underbanked consumers and 6 million small- and medium-sized merchants. SmartPay ensures a better payment and finance management experience for retail customers by offering them digital payments, loans, savings, loyalty programs, bill payments, money transfers and data-driven …

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5 ecosystem and B2B solutions for FinTech startups in Southeast Asia

The platform-based business model has taken hold in the digital economy, and the concept is quickly spreading to banking and financial services. This has resulted in companies springing up to offer extensive ecosystems and business-to-business (B2B) solutions. Here are five of the most popular in Southeast Asia: Ancileo – this …

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Impending B2B payment revolution in Russia

As is the case around the world, business-to-business (B2B) payment solutions in Russia are lagging behind business-to-consumer (B2C) solutions. In fact, B2B transfers are still a relatively painful process in Russia that can take up to 3 days, often resulting in downtime and lost revenue. The slow pace at which …

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New Sberbank service protects against non-fulfillment of obligations

Sberbank has announced a new service for corporate clients that will guarantee the fulfillment of a supplier’s obligations or give a full refund. The service also works in the other direction, guaranteeing suppliers a full payment for delivered products/services. The so-called ‘Safe Transaction’ service is integrated with Sberbank Business Online …

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